Thursday, April 4, 2013
Twinklinka by Janaki Sooriyarachchi
by Janaki Sooriyarachchi
Twinklinka is the story of a beautiful doll who waits on the store shelf for a very long time because she is waiting for the beautiful girl of her dreams who looks like a princess. But once she sees the girl and the girl buys her along with several other dolls she realizes that this may not have been the best thing for her. Luckily for her, she doesn't get stuck with the little girl forever. Will a little beggar girl be a better doll mother to Twinklinka than the little girl of her dreams?
Why did I love Twinklinka? Because the book teaches you that appearances aren't everything. Twinklinka holds out for what she dreams about but it ends up being nothing like she imagined. The girl who buys Twinklinka (along with several other dolls) ends up being a horrible monster who is mean to her dolls. Is it because she isn't loved? The book doesn't really tell us that. But it does teach us that her outward appearance does not relate to her inner appearance. The girl is spoiled and awful. This book made me feel a bit sorry for the girl as well as Twinklinka because from the story I imagined the girl doesn't get to spend a lot of time with her parents. That's so important to being a kid!
Then Twinklinka gets a different home with a different girl. Will she be nice to Twinklinka? I guess you will have to find out for yourself. You can get Twinklinka by Janaki Sooriyarachchi for free at Free eBooks and read it on your computer. I recommend it because this book is top shelf!